This is the newest book by the author for the SPFBO Finalist, Nether Light. It was nominated by my good friends over at The Fantasy Inn !! It was a complex story with some of the most surreal and ambitious world building I had seen in a while.
A quote from Kopratic’s original review:
“I won’t lie, I get intimidated by big books. That’s why I decided to get the Inn’s biggest book out of the way sooner rather than later. But wow, Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens flew by. I couldn’t put it down. But more importantly, I was excited to pick it up when I wasn’t reading it.”
If you haven’t read it yet, you can get a copy HERE
THE BLURB FOR SERVANT OF THE LESSER GOOD:
A cursed symphony and magic which tells stories in your mind.
High Mistress Talia is a hellraising socialite with a murky past. But she has a bright future. Beautiful, rich, and a virtuoso harpist, she’s betrothed to the Count of Brecht. In short, she has it all. Or so it would seem.
Marla Holst is the new lady’s maid, but never has the ‘help’ been so unhelpful. Marla, real name Mist, has only one mission: to stop the high mistress’s marriage. By any means necessary.
But complications abound. Talia’s disturbed daughter, a girl who can see into the future, is cursed with the stigma of a devil-worshipping father. The count’s father, the Duke of Rizak, is a recluse, too afraid of assassins to show his face. And all the nobility want to do is duel.
Meanwhile, the highlight of the season—arecital of the famous ‘Cursed Symphony,’ draws ever closer.
So, without further ado!!
THE COVER REVEAL:
Mist was definitely one of my more favored characters in the book and I’m definitely intrigued by this premise. It’s such a dense world my bet would be there are infinite possibilities for books in that realm.
Servant of the Lesser Good is the latest book by SPFBO finalist Shaun Paul Stevens. Set in his Feyrland’s universe, this standalone story follows the deadly but delightful Mist (one of the main characters in Nether Light) in her covert mission to avert civil war by destroying an alliance between two of Sendal’s most powerful southern duchies. Read a preview at https://www.ShaunPaulStevens.com/Servant